Tuesday, November 23, 2010

House Staffers Get Briefing on TSA Porno-Scanners and Sexual Assaults


So, yesterday staffers from both parties got together for a TSA brifing on the porno-scanners and the sexual assaults and I get the impression that it might have backfired (Politico):
[A House staffer who attended the briefing] said that several House staffers were so uncomfortable they averted their eyes when the TSA demonstrated an enhanced pat-down in the room of 200 people.

“The dumbest part: They did two pat-down demonstrations — male on male, and female on female,” the House staffer said. And they used a young female TSA volunteer “and in front of a room of 200 people, they touched her breasts and her buttocks. People were averting their eyes. The TSA was trying to demonstrate ‘this is not so bad,’ but it made people so uncomfortable to watch that people were averting their eyes.”

“They shot themselves in the foot,” the staffer continued.
Still waiting for Congress to at least stop exempting themselves from the nonsense that they put the American public through...